Layered necklaces are one of my favorite styling tricks. They really spruce up a plain t-shirt or blazer when I’m aiming for an elevated casual look. Honestly, it can be tricky layering individual pieces (especially when they’re varying lengths and styles), so save yourself the headache and try a shortcut: pre-multi-layered necklaces that have one clasp.
For fans of lower necklines, try a gold pendant chain. The style is still trending in a big way, so it’s one I feel safe to advise splurging on. Vintage heirloom-inspired pendants are one of the more popular takes, and also one of my personal favorites. London based brands Missoma and Aligheri do this style particularly well.
Some people enjoy a quieter elegance when it comes to jewelry, and if you’re in this camp, stick with dainty chains. They can make a subtle statement on their own with dressier pieces like silk tops or high neck dresses, or serve as a base layer for a myriad of pendants.
My first name necklace came from a Canal St. jeweler in New York at the age of 8, so needless to say I’ve been fervently behind personalized jewelry for years. It’s not necessarily a style for everyone, but it feels a little more special and thoughtful than your standard gold chain. I like to wear them with turtlenecks or mock-neck tops during the winter.
Now we’re getting into the class of snake and link chains. You’ll want to consider this style if you’re looking for an everyday accessory that will look good with everything. One option is to go shorter in length for a choker effect or opt for something longer to give a little flash over your favorite tops. These types of necklaces will never steer you wrong due to their effortlessness. I usually layer mine with a nameplate necklace or a pendant, but it looks equally stylish worn solo.
This one is for the more is more club. If making a statement is paramount, let me introduce you to the chunky gold necklace. These chains require a little more styling prowess to work with because they are so commanding, but here’s a trick: they’ll always pair nicely with off the shoulder or high necklines.